My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella


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Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed.

Ok, so the real truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn’t really hers.

But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren’t they?

Until her not-so perfect life comes crashing down when her mega-successful boss Demeter gives her the sack. All Katie’s hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new glamping business.

Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams? Or try to get her job back? Does Demeter – the woman with everything – have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems.

And what’s wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway?


Loved this laugh-out-loud funny story! You’ve got office antics and a touch of romance, told in a truly hilarious way – what’s not to love?

Sophie Kinsella is pretty much a sure thing when it comes to the feel good, chick lit genre. You can’t go wrong with her if your goal is to shut out the outside world for a moment and enjoy a bit of humor. Escapism at its finest.

We have Katie/Cat who is trying to make it big in the branding business in London. She runs into a bit of trouble with her boss and things go all over the place from there. I have to say, I did have a lot of mixed feelings about some of the antics here. But I’m glad to see how it all wrapped up in the end.

I really enjoyed the characters and the idea that nobody is perfect, no matter how hard they try to prove it to the world.

A great summer, beach read!

Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Loved it!

4 stars

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